first batch vs second batch-feed question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by carriehelene, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. carriehelene

    carriehelene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all, I have a new batch of chicks, they are on medicated starter. My first batch was on non-medicated starter. I've noticed this batch has very, very! [​IMG] stinky poos. I change their paper towels and bedding under it very often every day. But as soon as the first one poos (usually 1/2 a second after its changed) the whole brooder and surrounding area stinks. My first batch I didn't have this problem, it didn't smell nearly as bad. Is this caused by the medicated feed?
     
  2. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
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    I used medicated start n grow with both my batches of chicks. I didn't notice any problems with smell (i think some is expected) but i can't compare to non medicated. Could it be difference in brand?
     
  3. carriehelene

    carriehelene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm, maybe, could be. The first were raised on TSC's starter/grower, these ones are on Agways chick starter. Whatever it is, the smell is much worse than last time. Pee whew.
     

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